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An Appreciation of a True “Diamond”

June 08, 2009 |

The years pass very quickly when you get to my age.  Children arrive, grow, and schedules are never as simple as they used to be.  Parents, brothers, sisters, everyone you hold near and dear, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to spend as life becomes so hectic.  Before you know it, you’re getting [...]

Looking For Laughs? Try “Wired Wednesdays” Exclusively On MASN

June 04, 2009 |

I realize that with the Orioles in Seattle last night, many of you probably weren’t awake by the time Dave Trembley put on a headset in the dugout during the middle innings.  And in retrospect, I wish I had written a transcript of his “interview” with Gary Thorne and Buck Martinez.  Because if Trembley’s contempt [...]

Baseball Weather Report: ’09 Season Looking Foggy

May 07, 2009 |

Here we go again. For the past 6 weeks, the Cheater’s Spotlight has been focused solely on Alex Rodriguez.  It’s time to make room on center stage for another renowned slugger, Manny Ramirez.  Apparently he’s tested positive for one of MLB’s “banned substances” and will be suspended later this afternoon for 50 games. Regardless of [...]

Drinking The Turtle Soup

March 20, 2009 |

Oh yes I am.  Especially after yesterday’s almost-too-easy second half dismantling of the California Golden Bears. So I’ll put it out there.  Call me a homer, call me a fool, call me a Terrapin lover for life (which I readily admit to), but here’s tomorrow’s final score from Kansas City:  Maryland 81, Memphis 74.  Greivis [...]

This ‘N That Tuesday

March 17, 2009 |

Some Odds and Ends from the world of current sports that are rattling around my head: *  NCAA Tournament Picks: I know, I know, we all fill out our brackets, and we’re all experts and we’re all genuises on Tuesday before the games begin.  For what it’s worth, here are my predictions.  All four Number [...]